7.27.2005

Impulse Purchase



It's not as extreme as the $900 sheets I purchased earlier this month, but I have done it again-- gone out and bought something extravagant for myself and my new(about- to- close- on) home.

This time my extravagant purchase is a coffeemaker, but not just any coffeemaker. It's a Keurig Single-Server Coffeemaker available at William-Sonoma and other fine retailers for a whopping $150.00.

It's hard to describe this space-age wonder. So, I'll allow the folks at William- Sonoma to describe it for me.

Keurig Single-Serving Coffeemaker

This machine is the best we've used for making single servings of coffee or tea, producing a customized, full-flavored brew in less than a minute. The machine combines microprocessor-controlled brewing technology and patented K-cups - portion cups holding the optimal amount of coffee or tea for one serving. Pressurized hot water flows through the K-cup to create the perfect beverage every time. Easy programming adjusts the water volume to vary brew intensity and cup size. Other amenities include a 48-oz. water reservoir, programmable on/off timer and removable, dishwasher-safe drip tray. K-cups for coffee and tea (sold separately) come in a set of 18. 17" x 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" high.


All I can say is, "WOW! This machine is truly amazing." The K-cups (about 10 dollar for 25 cups) contain fine teas and coffees and look like large coffee creamers. You pop a K-cup in the Keurig machine (without even having to remove the plastic covering), turn on the machine, and then Voila -a perfect cup of coffee in about 10 seconds!

I love coffee, but I hate making it. Coffee grinds are messy. I never measure correctly. It takes too long to brew for very short attention span. In truth, and I know this sounds crazy, I will as soon drive to the nearest coffee shop rather than make a pot of coffee at home. It happens all the time.

But now, with my brand new Keurig Single-Serving Coffeemaker, a perfect cup of coffee is only a click away. Oh, I just can't wait to try it out in my new abode! I'll be lazing around in my new sheets with a perfect cup of coffee in my hands. There is only one thing would make the scenario better-- a man to deliver the coffee to me. But, the cost of that little luxury might just be a little too great for even me.

17 comments:

KOM said...

Don't feel too bad. When I was working for NapaStyle we sold FrancisFrancis coffee/espresso machines for $500 and up.

Now. Doesn't it almost seem like a bargain?

Diane Mandy said...

Thanks! I'm feeling better already!

Mister Hand said...

You have just helped me find the perfect Christmas gift for my girlfriend. I'm indebted to you.

But not so much as you are indebted to William-Sonoma if you bought this thing on a credit card.

Yeah, that joke was lame and obvious. I was going to broaden the reference to include the impending mortgage, but I know how those shifting house-closing dates make a person touchy and near-psychotic, so I decided against it.

But I don't suppose I get much credit for NOT writing a thing I shouldn't have even THOUGHT of writing and then referencing that some thing while explaining what a good guy I am for NOT writing it.

If you got lost somewhere in that last sentence, don't worry--so did I.

What were we talking about?

Diane Mandy said...

So now you tell me you have a girlfriend...;-)

Xavierism said...

Divine! I have the exact model! I bought mine a few weeks ago. I love mine. I just made myself an espresso martini. Something about holding a martini in hand.... Bette's Margo Channing taught me oh so well!!!!

Enjoy the moment!

*CHEERS*

queenofsass said...

We will break that puppy in style when I come down!

That Xavier--always gotta have the martini in hand!

Diane Mandy said...

Xav- Hey sweetness! Can you pass the expresso martini recipe along? Ms. SassyAssy and I would like to try it out in the near future.

Jaws said...

Wow need to hide this post you have here from Hubby be fore I find one of those in my kitchen!! he would love one of those.. that looks like the limo of coffee makers.

David said...

Never liked coffee, but I am glad you got this machine! Sounds like a great buy and useful too!

Laura said...

I've contemplated this purchase on my own, let me know how you like it :) However if I get one does that mean I can't go flirt with the single guys at the coffee shop. *smile*

Jamy said...

Seems like a great idea and not that expensive if you use it a lot. But--how does the coffee taste? I'm not sure I trust the little pre-packaged containers to be very, very fresh.

Diane Mandy said...

Laura - I should have talked to you before I bought it! I forgot about missed opportunities at the coffee shop.

Jamy - I'll do a thorough taste test and let you know!

Xavierism said...

Xavierism Espresso Martini!!!!!!
2 part Espresso
1 part Vanilla Vodka
1 part Baileys Irish Cream
1 part Caraluna Dulce de Leche Liqueur
1/2 part Paul Masson' Mocha Caramel Liqueur
Splash of Butter Pecan coffee cream

Add ice to shaker. Shake and Serve!


Ultimate Chocolate Martini
2 parts Vanilla Vodka
2 parts Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1 part White creme de Cacao
1 part Baileys Irish Cream
Create fun design with chocolate syrup within the martini glass. Add ice to the shaker, shake and serve. You'll love this recipe!

Hazelnut Heaven Martini
2 parts coffee
1/2 part of Frangelico Liqueur
1 part Vanilla Vodka
1 part Butter Pecan Coffee Cream
Add ice. Shake and serve. Garnish with powered chocolate

Passion Martini
1 part vodka
1 part cranberry juice (i used cranberry strawberry juice)
1 part mango juice (or pineapple juice....but mango is best)
2 parts Alize Red Passion Liqueur
add ice and shake. Garnish with a slice of orance. ENJOY!!!!

Mango Martini
1 part Cranberry Vodka
1 part Rum
1 part Alize Passion Fruit & Cognac
2 parts Mango Juice
1 part Hawaiian punch

Betty Ford offered me a discount to her place...did ya know that? *WINK*

I'll add your blog to my fave list once my chica boo returns from vacation. I don't know how to add those! HA

*CHEERS*

Diane Mandy said...

I'm drooling at the mouth just reading these ingredients! Thanks for passing them along. I close on my house today, so I believe a celebratory martini is in order!

Xavierism said...

Great news, indeed! Have another martini just for me!

*SHOOPERS*

Robyn said...

We have one of those bad boys in the office break room. It is fantastic! The company pays for the coffe, so we have boxes lying around of every flavor you can imagine. Too bad I don't like coffee!! I hear a rumor that they are coming out with hot chocolate K-cups soon.

Diane Mandy said...

I broke the pot in this morning. All I can say is that the coffeemaker is a fabulous as I imagined. It doesn't even matter that I don't have my furniture yet. When you've got the Kuerig Single-Server Coffeemaker, you've got it all.